Skip to main content
  1. Posts/

Open Source PhD: November 2018

·2 mins

This month marked the LAST SEMESTER OF PHD COURSEWORK for me. I completed another draft of my second year project, a revise and resubmit (accepted!), and got my comprehensive exam reading lists approved. I also spent a lot of time writing and thinking about the Amazon Echo’s role as a provider of legal testimony. Phew. Hopefully I won’t read a single book in December.

Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press.
Beck, J. (2018, November 26). The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor.’ Retrieved November 26, 2018, from
Bennett, J. (2010). Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
Costanza-Chock, S. (2018). Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3189696). Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Retrieved from
Galič, M., Timan, T., & Koops, B.-J. (2017). Bentham, Deleuze and Beyond: An Overview of Surveillance Theories from the Panopticon to Participation. Philosophy & Technology, 30(1), 9–37.
Gottlieb, K. (n.d.). Cultural Appropriation in Contemporary Neopaganism and Witchcraft.
Gray, D. (2017). The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance. In The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance (pp. 249–294). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Koetsier, J. (2018, August 2). Amazon Echo, Google Home Installed Base Hits 50 Million; Apple Has 6% Market Share, Report Says. Retrieved November 18, 2018, from
Kolitz, D. (n.d.). Would a BDSM Sex Robot Violate Asimov’s First Law of Robotics? Retrieved November 12, 2018, from
Love in another dimension: Japanese man ‘marries’ Hatsune Miku hologram. (2018, November 12). The Japan Times Online. Retrieved from
Mol, A. (2003). The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice. Durham: Duke University Press.
Reardon, M. (2018, April 5). Alexa, Fitbit and Apple Watch are your digital snitches. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from
Taylor, D. (2003). The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
Watts, A. (2017, April 26). Police use murdered woman’s Fitbit movements to charge her husband - CNN. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from